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Synapse Films unearths “THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE” with 4K restoration, premiering at Fantasia

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

One of the great ’70s zombie films is getting a new lease on undeath as Jorge Grau’s THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE receives a hi-def upgrade. Jump past the jump for the info.

Synapse Films has announced that it has undertaken a 4K restoration of LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE, a.k.a. LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE and DON’T OPEN THE WINDOW. Originally released overseas in 1974, the film stars Ray Lovelock, Christine Galbo and Arthur Kennedy and concerns walking corpses resurrected by pesticides. This new version will have its world premiere at this summer’s Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, screening at the J.A. de Sève Cinema on Saturday, July 27 at 11:55 p.m. Synapse will also release the restored film in a special Blu-ray edition later this year, with a release date and other details to be announced.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.